- Erase harddisk partitions in a very secure manner
uses the 35-pass overwrite method suggested by Peter Gutmann in
Do not use the Gutmann method. Instead, overwrite the partition with
passes of random data.
Show the usage.
neb-wipe -r7 sd0a
35 pass is not required for all encoding schemes. Maybe add a switch
to select overwrite patterns matching a desired scheme.
The used random numbers are generated by random(3), initialized with
an unsigned 32 bit seed read from /dev/urandom. Reading all numbers
from urandom is better since it contains entropy, but unfortunately this
is way too slow. Maybe add a compiled-in faster entropy random generator.
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